Study in the UK for international students
Looking for a place to study abroad that is rich in culture and history and offers a top-notch education?
Thousands of international students choose to study in the UK every year. Besides being home to the most prestigious universities in the world, it is also considered a cultural centre in Europe, with a lot of perks to consider.
Table of contents
- Why study in the UK?
- Admission requirements in the UK for international students
- How much does it cost to study in the UK?
- Scholarships for international students in the UK
- Student visa requirements in the UK
Why study in the UK?
Choosing to study at UK universities offer numerous economic, cultural, and social benefits. You can get ahead in your profession and save down on expenses by taking advantage of a shorter, more intensive course. The UK also has a number of programs that offer students discounts, access to low-cost public transportation, and study materials.
Admission requirements in the UK for international students
When applying to a university in the UK, you'll need to send in some important documents, like:
- Your official academic certificates
- Personal statement or (statement of purpose)
- Letters of recommendation
Check whether your qualifications are recognised in the UK and/or if you need an equivalency certificate.
How much does it cost to study in the UK?
The cost of studying in the UK depends on the type of degree and the institution or university attended. The UK is home to a wide variety of prestigious educational institutions, each of which sets its own tuition fees. Let's take a look at the very minimum it takes to go to a university there.
|Study Program||Average Annual Tuition Fees in GBP|
|Bachelor’s degree||13,000 to 32,000|
|Master’s degree||13,000 to 32,000|
|Doctoral degree||15,000 to 24,000|
Scholarships to study in the UK
The majority of scholarships available in the UK are for international students who pursue postgraduate studies. There are a few scholarships available for undergraduate students, however, and they are usually offered by the university.
Here are some of the most prestigious scholarships for international students in the UK:
Chevening scholarships are offered by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, which provides funding for these master's degree scholarships.
Applicants must be citizens of one of the 144 qualifying countries and must agree to work in their home country for a minimum of two years following graduation.
The scholarships are available to master's and PhD students from 62 Commonwealth countries.
The scholarship will normally pay for all your expenses, including tuition fees, housing, and transportation to and from the UK.
GREAT scholarships are part of the British Council's international student funding program in the UK.
It's important to note that each country has a unique application process. Each scholarship is worth at least £10,000, and most scholarships are available in all subjects.
Student visa requirements in the UK
The required student visa for the UK will be determined by your age and the type of studies you intend to pursue. Learn more about the types of UK visas available for international students.
For the most part, you will need:
- A current passport or other valid travel documentation.
- Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) reference number and documents used to obtain CAS.
- Evidence of funds to cover your living expenses for the duration of your course.
- Passport-sized colored photograph.
- Assessment documentation
- Tuberculosis screening (if required).
- Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) clearance certificate (if required).
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